In May this year, the World Health Organisation added a new medical condition to their International Classification of Diseases. Burnout – or stress and anxiety caused by long working hours, constant deadlines and high-level stress and pressure often leads to symptoms such as heart palpitations, physical exhaustion and depressive and melancholic symptoms.
This new classification confirmed what Australian wellness clinic, The Banyans, has been championing for years. “We know that burnout is a significant health concern for many busy people,” says Ruth Limkin, CEO of the Brisbane-based treatment centre. “The wisdom of addressing burnout quickly, with a team of medical specialists and qualified health practitioners, can prevent more serious problems occurring.”
Burn-out can affect anyone, but most visitors to The Banyans are high-fliers from all around the world suffering from the pressures associated with senior roles. They come to take advantage of the exceptional level treatment provided in an environment of strict confidentiality.
The clinic addresses four key pillars of the disease; medical, psychological, physical and nutritional. There are private chefs on hand to provide dietary nourishment, catering to a range of religious requirements. The resort itself is idyllic and the height of luxury – far from resembling a medical facility. A grand stately home overlooks rolling fields and mountains; an infinity pool stretching to the distance, horses on site and wildlife including kangaroos and koalas – a world away from the stresses of everyday life that lead to burnout.
As Ruth explains “We will often meet guests arriving at the International Airport who are worn out by the demands their life and work have placed on them. By the time they fly home, they are stronger and healthier, both physically and emotionally. This allows them to return home to their families and businesses happier and more productive.”
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